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Vivaldi 2.8 Released With Unified Sync Support For Desktop And Android

Vivaldi Technologies released today the Vivaldi 2.8 web browser for desktop platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows, an incremental update that adds significant improvements. With Vivaldi 2.8, Vivaldi Technologies continues to give...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Android Update, Linux

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Windows 7 Won’t Just Be A Sitting Duck

Microsoft will officially retire Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, at which point the company will become nearly entirely focused on Windows 10. With Windows 8.1 remaining the only non-Windows 10 version still receiving support, Microsoft giving up on...
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Wi-fi Woes And Broken Browser Target Both Young And Old In Microsoft Patch Land

The last Surface RT user just needs to fill in a web form to... oh heck The bad news bus has continued rolling for users of hardware both young and old as Wi-Fi woes plague Windows 10 and even Windows 8.1.…
Related topics: Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Windows RT

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Ubuntu's Snapcraft Snap Creator Tool Will Soon Get A Windows Installer

Canonical has released Snapcraft 3.8, a new feature and maintenance update of their in-house built tool for packaging Linux apps in the Snap universal binary format. Made for Ubuntu, but also available on the software repositories of various other...
Related topics: Linux, Ubuntu, Canonical

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Redesigned Windows 10 Start Menu Looks Better Than The Real One

Long-time Windows users certainly remember that the Start menu has gone through a series of changes throughout the years, and after being removed in Windows 8, it just looks like this feature is here to stay in Windows 10. Microsoft, however, is...
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Windows 10’s Tablet Mode May Be Replaced With The Desktop

Lukmanazis/Shutterstock.com Microsoft is now rolling out “a new tablet experience” for convertible PCs. This is a beta, but it looks like that Windows 8-style Tablet Mode is being replaced with a more touch-friendly desktop...
Related topics: Tablets, Microsoft

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All The Useless Windows 10 Features Microsoft Should Remove

StockStudio/Shutterstock.com It’s 2019, and Windows 10 has too many useless and annoying features. Don’t get me wrong: Windows 10 has gotten better and, overall, I love it compared to Windows 8. But some things just need to go. The...
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Daily Deals (8-20-2019)

Laptops with Intel’s Celeron N3350 dual-core “Apollo Lake” processor may not exactly be speed demons… but they are cheap. Case in point: today you can pick up an Acer Spin 1 convertible Windows laptop with an 11.6 inch...
Related topics: Laptops, Intel, Acer

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Next Cumulative Updates Will Include An Important Browser Change On Windows

The next batch of cumulative updates, also known as monthly rollups, for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 will disable VBScript in Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft has announced. The first step towards this important change was made in early...
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Steve Sinofsky, The Brain Behind Windows 8 Ui Design Criticizes The Leaked Start Menu Layout

Earlier this week, Microsoft pushed out an internal Windows 10 build to Windows Insiders by accident. The build 18947 revealed a new Start Menu layout with the absence of Live Tiles. The new change was quickly criticized on various social media...
Related topics: Microsoft, Social Media

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8 Tips To Fix Microsoft Store And App Issues In Windows 10

The Microsoft Store (formerly Windows Store) is Microsoft’s official marketplace for downloading apps. Some Windows apps are only available exclusively on it. This makes it even more frustrating when Windows’ official store stops working...
Related topics: Microsoft, Windows Store

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Legere For Reddit Is A Well Designed Fluent App

Reddit clients on Windows are a cliche at this point. Windows Phone 8 had some of the best Reddit clients with Baconit and Readit. Building off that tradition, Legere for Reddit is a new app that brings a refined redditing experience to Windows 10....
Related topics: Reddit, Mobile Technology

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The 8 Best Tools To Tweak And Customize Windows 10

What’s that? You don’t like the way Windows 10 looks and acts? We can’t imagine why—the operating system goes through extensive testing and is widely regarded as the most stable and enjoyable platform on the market. Okay,...

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Developer Fixes 7 Year Old Windows Volume Overlay Issue In Only A Few Hours

There is gathering momentum around calls for Microsoft to redesign the volume overlay in Windows 10.  Originally designed for Windows 8, the overlay has multiple issues, including a dated design, and no clear way to dismiss the pop-up when it...
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July Cumulative Update Rolls Out For Windows 7 Sp1 And Windows 8.1 Users Too

Microsoft recently released the July cumulative update for all supported versions of Windows 10. It’s not just Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP 1 are getting the July cumulative update too. Those who are running Windows 7 SP 1 will get...
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You Should Really Get An Android Or Iphone, Says Microsoft: No More App Updates For Windows Phone...

Don't forget to swing by the nearest recycling bin Another milestone was reached today in the long, drawn-out death of Windows Phone: Microsoft has stopped distributing app updates to the dozen or so Windows Phone 8.x devices not already consigned...
Related topics: Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology, Iphone, Microsoft

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Windows Phone 8.x App Developers Will No Longer Able To Update Their Apps From Tomorrow

It’s almost July 2019, so you’re probably not using Windows Phone 8.x devices anymore. If you are, you should know that Microsoft will no longer be delivering app updates to your devices. Developers of such apps can still continue to...
Related topics: Mobile Technology, Microsoft

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Running Ubuntu On The One Mix Yoga 3 Mini Laptop (video)

The One Mix Yoga 3 is a small laptop that features an 8.4 inch touchscreen display and a convertible tablet-style design. It ships with Windows 10, but one of the first things I tried doing with the tablet was to boot a GNU/Linux distribution. I...
Related topics: Linux, Ubuntu, Laptops, Tech Videos, Tablets

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How Do You Customize Your Windows 10 Start Menu?

While after the Windows 8.1 “experiment” there are many users out there who can survive without it, the Start menu continues to be an essential part of Microsoft’s operating system. And the Redmond-based software giant knows it very...
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New Concept Shows A Beautiful File Manager Based On Fluent Design Language

Back in 2017, Microsoft announced the new Fluent Design Language to redesign the Windows 10 UI. The new design language was a planned replacement for the MDL2 introduced by Microsoft with Windows 8. Over the past year, Microsoft added several fluent...
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